Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program to Support Research Projects


Organisation:  National Institutes of Health

Apply By:  11 Dec . 2017


Indo-U.S. Vaccine Action Program to Support Research Projects
 

The Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH) is inviting organizations/institutions for Vaccine Action Program (VAP) with an aim  to support collaborative vaccine-related research projects that ultimately reduce the burden of infectious diseases of importance in India, the U.S., the South Asian region and globally.

The program will conduct vaccine-related research through U.S.-Indo collaborations on a variety of infectious diseases, including immunologic characterization.

Priorities

Discovery, demonstration of the proof of principle, development of novel manufacturing processes, evaluation of the safety and efficacy and demonstration of the effectiveness of the use of new and improved vaccines to prevent:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pandemic and interpandemic influenza
  • Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF)
  • Malaria
  • Enteric diseases

Discovery and/or development of vaccine adjuvants promoting mucosal or systemic responses; analysis of their mechanism of action; optimization of vaccine adjuvants to increase efficacy while reducing reactogenicity; development of in vitro assays for evaluating adjuvanticity and/or reactogenicity; identification of correlates of adjuvanticity;

Characterization of local and/or systemic immune responses and regulatory mechanisms in infants, compared to older children or adults, to vaccines or natural exposure/illness due to infectious diseases;

Mechanisms of systemic or mucosal immune response across the lifespan to infection or vaccination, including characterization of mucosal vaccine immune responses, and correlates/surrogates of mucosal immune responses;

New manufacturing and vaccine delivery technology;

Effectiveness of the introduction of new and improved vaccines into public health immunization programs;

Epidemiology of infectious disease in the human population.

Eligibility Criteria

Higher Education Institutions

  • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  • Private Institutions of Higher Education
  • The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for NIH support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:
  • Hispanic-serving Institutions
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)

For-Profit Organizations

  • Small Businesses
  • For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses)
  • Governments
  • State Governments
  • County Governments
  • City or Township Governments
  • Special District Governments
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)

Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government

  • U.S. Territory or Possession

Other

  • Independent School Districts
  • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
  • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
  • Regional Organizations
  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions)

Foreign Institutions

  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) from India are eligible to apply if the Indian organization is collaborating with a PD/PI from a U.S. organization.
  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.

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